Intruders flee Sapphire Beach home

THE hunt is on for three young men who tried to take on an elderly Sapphire Beach couple on Wednesday night.

The husband was watching television when he heard noises at the back of his home about 11pm.

He confronted the trio on the property and as he headed back inside his wife came out to investigate, police said.

She turned on a light and one of the intruders reached in and tried to turn it off. The couple then slammed their door shut and raised the alarm.

The males then fled from the area. It was subsequently discovered they had earlier cut a flyscreen and snuck into a bathroom and a bedroom at the home.

They are each described as aged 16 to 19 and about 170cm tall. Two of them had dark complexions and medium builds.

One is further described as wearing a dark beanie with his face covered, along with a long-sleeved dark jacket and dark pants.

Elsewhere, thieves raided an earthmoving firm at North Boambee Valley overnight on Tuesday.

They broke into three vehicles in Industrial Drive and stole two UHF radios, a toolbox, radio ear muffs and LED lights.

A robber described as aged in his mid 20s with short dark hair ran off with a laptop and two cameras after breaking into a Boambee East home on Wednesday.

The theft happened in Newport Crescent between 1.20pm and 2.30pm, police said.

The Early Childhood Intervention Centre in Coffs Harbour’s Kane Crescent was targeted by thieves on Wednesday night.

They climbed in through a window some time between 9.30pm and midnight and stole a small amount of cash.

Meanwhile, intruders triggered an alarm at the Bray Street Newsagency on Wednesday night when they climbed in through a manhole.

They fled the area empty-handed about 10.15pm.

If you know anything about these break-ins, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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